Wednesday, 29 February 2012

You are in for a real treat...

A couple of weekends ago, I got the chance to get together with these wonderfully creative Ladies from ScrapaGoGo.

We had a fab weekend eating (thanks Janice for cooking), scrapping, chatting & laughing :)

We also did "show & Tell"with the classes for the Getaway in March :D I can't show them to you, but if you are attending the Getaway & I do hope you are, the classes go LIVE tonight between 7pm & 8pm.

I don't envy the Ladies having to choose 7 from the fabulous 21 on offer, but i do know you will not be disappointed :)

Happy Choosing x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Weekend Away x

I was lucky enough to go away at the weekend with the Ladies from the Solihull Crop.
 We were surrounded by beautiful countryside & as the weather was really kind to us we went for strolls in the sunshine to stretch our legs & make room for the next meal!!
 The crop room was light & airy. We all chatted, laughed & scrapped together, with the odd glass of wine to assist my Mojo :)

 We had a group photo shoot on the Saturday & I just love this shot of us all.

We all had such a great time that we hope to repeat it next year.
Thanks ladies
I had a blast xxx

Friday, 24 February 2012

Essentially GoGo Gang

Do you want to be in our Gang ?
We would love you to join us in our new FB group where we can all chat & upload the fabulous creations we all create using the amazing Essentially GoGo kit.
If you are not already a member, get a GoGo DT Girl to add you so you can join in the fun.
Look forward to chatting with you there :)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Over at Twisted Sketches, It's my teams turn to create using the sketch & twist - WHITE.

I used a recent photo of us all doing something I'd never dreamed we would do!!
Only in Florida would you climb inside an inflatable snow globe & throw plastic "snow" at each other in temperatures of over 80 degrees & that is exactly what we did during our trip to Sea World at New Year :)
It's one of those moments I will never forget!

White Xmas - Florida Style.

Many thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

We say it every year ...

we must cook pancakes more often :)

I'm a lemon & sugar kind of girl, traditional I know but it works.

And they were ever so tasty.

Monday, 20 February 2012

ready steady cook !

Here I go again!
This time a Vanilla Panna Cotta recipe I found on the BBC Food site,
surrounded by a raspberry sauce.
It may not be presented to it's best but it sure was tasty & liked by all.
Plus really easy to make although they did take a little coaxing out of the ramekins.

How to find something else to try.
Any suggestions ?

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

sweet valentine

We had a lovely day yesterday, which started with our Girlie making our breakfast for us :)

then these arrived...

then I gave Paul this, made by me & totally inspired by Pinterest & he loved it.

Then we had friends over for dinner making it a lovely day all round x

Monday, 13 February 2012

And the cooking continues...

I'm still really keen on my Lorraine Pascal cook books. Harriet & I found her fudge recipe & decided to give it a go at the weekend.

The ingredents melting.

The chocolate content!

The finished fudge, very crumbly in texture.

It got a thumbs up from the kids but will certainly only be made now & then as the saucepan was a nightmare to clean!!

Friday, 10 February 2012

10 on the 10th. Things I love...

Here are my 10 on the 10th.
As it's February I  thought I'd do ...

10 things I'm loving right now... in no particular order...

1. Enjoying exercise again, in particular Zumba. There nothing better than exercising with a smile on your face!

2. Baking with my baby, having a new kitchen is encouraging us to be more adventurous with our recipe choices.

3. Fresh Flowers, I never tire of these.

4. I love how snow can turn the building site our garden is into a pretty place!

5. Having fun & a laugh with this Guy xxx

6. Happy Mail, I love receiving stash through the post & hope to get messy with these very soon.

7. Got to dance TV Show, not only great all round family entertainment but also showing the amazing young talent this country has.

8.This cute little wooden  tape dispenser we found in Anthropologie in Florida, bit of an expensive buy but I love it all the same.

9. I know this is going to sound completely sad but I recently treated myself to one of these & like WOW I get the ironing down in half the time & with 5 of us I get loads including 15 shirts!!
I have managed to steam a couple of fingers but the pros really out way the cons :)

10. Having a craft space again, unpacking my supplies & rediscovering what I own, makes me want to create even more.

Please hop on over to Shimelle's blog, the founder of 10 on the 10th & have a read of others choices for today.
Many thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fresh Twist.

it's my teams turn to 
create using this weeks sketch
with the Twist - Fresh.

Freshly Squeezed.
I wanted to use "Fresh" colours for this Lo
then I remembered this photo I took of 
my daughter, in Barcelona, choosing a juice
there was just so much choice
it took her ages to choose!

This Lo is a total mix of manufacturers.
Papers - Sassafras & basic Grey.
Stickers- Sassafras & October Afternoon.
Badge & Alpha - American Crafts

many thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Inspired by a Song...

To give my Prima bird somewhere to perch I crafted a button tree using all the buttons together to create a feature with them all sewn down with a little thread.


The decorative strip was cut from the My Minds Eye paper with both the ribbons threaded through the cut holes. There were no worries about the length of the title as there are so many letter stickers on the Crate sheet & I added a hybrid heart & a stamped birdie too.

Many thanks for looking x

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

My Month in Numbers.

Inspired by the posts made by Julie Kirk last year,
 I thought I would give My Month in Numbers ago in 2012.
As a different way of documenting my life.

January 2012

4067 miles travelled when returning from Florida.

1 new brand spanking house :)

1 Million boxes unpacked- or at least thats how it feels !!

3 pieces of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake consumed.

16 tradesmen on site - 2 carpet men, 4 builders, 2 decorators
1 carpenter, 2 electricians,1 plumber, 2 kitchen fitters, 
1 bathroom fitter, 1 gate man.

4 bouquets of  flowers delivered.
15 blog posts written.

60 change of address cards mailed.

2 new recipes tried - shortbread & lemon syllabub. 

Hope you enjoyed this numerical look at my month x